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French Open champ Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club French Open champ Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club
- June 16, 2018

French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Queen's Club tournament. "We are disappointed that Rafa has decided he is unable to play this year, but we wish him well and hope to see him on our courts in the future", said tournament director Stephen Farrow. (more...)
Pakistan Best Scotland in T20 Rout Pakistan Best Scotland in T20 Rout
- June 16, 2018

Pakistan thus showcased why they are ranked the No. 1 side in T20Is, while Scotland were only allowed to play like a team ranked No. 11 in the world. Leask was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Sole took two and Watt chipped in with one. Halfway through the innings, Scotland would have been pretty satisfied. (more...)
English Premier League Arsenal midfielder extends contract 8 hours ago English Premier League Arsenal midfielder extends contract 8 hours ago
- June 16, 2018

Xhaka said he was "happy and proud" to sign the new deal, while new Arsenal boss Unai Emery said he was an "important member of the squad". Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 12, 2018 in St Albans, England. (more...)
One-Off Test: India Outclass Afghanistan By An Innings And 262 Runs One-Off Test: India Outclass Afghanistan By An Innings And 262 Runs
- June 16, 2018

Cricket has become the national sport of the country torn apart by decades of war but the first five-day game turned into a Test of fire for the Afghans. After India were handed the trophy, Rahane called on the visitors to pose with trophy along with them. India's Ravichandran Ashwin (left), who claimed five wickets in the match, and Murali Vijay celebrate after their win over Afghanistan in the one-off cricket test in Bangalore. (more...)
Moroccan own goal gives Iran famous World Cup victory in Saint Petersburg
- June 16, 2018

Once Iran settled into the game, the organisation that helped them keep 14 clean sheets in 18 qualifying games quelled the early Morocco threat, and Carlos Quieroz 's side even created a couple of chances of their own before the break. (more...)
European Union ambassador Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy case European Union ambassador Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy case
- June 16, 2018

Becker's lawyers argue that his post as attache attracts diplomatic immunity under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations which means he "cannot be subject to legal process in the courts of any country for so long as he remains a recognised diplomatic agent". (more...)
New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee undergoes cancer surgery New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee undergoes cancer surgery
- June 16, 2018

It is expected that, in time, he will have a full recovery . The cancerous tumour has been removed by a successful operation and the Sir Hadlee is making an "excellent recovery". The right-arm fast bowler is the second bowler after Kapil Dev to take 400 test wickets. The following year he was diagnosed with Wolfe-Parkinson-White syndrome, a condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway in the heart and can lead to periods of rapid heart rate. (more...)
Willey sees England to nervy win over Australia Willey sees England to nervy win over Australia
- June 15, 2018

The practice, common in football, is something Tim Paine has been keen to introduce to cricket , ever since appointed Australia's 46th Test captain after Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were jettisoned, and eventually banned for a year, for their respective parts in the ball tampering saga on the tour of South Africa . (more...)
Morocco vs. Iran - Football Match Report Morocco vs. Iran - Football Match Report
- June 15, 2018

Iran's forward Karim Ansari Fard (L) and Iran's defender Roozbeh Cheshmi celebrate after the final whistle of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Morocco and Iran at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 15, 2018. (more...)
Iran beat Morocco 1-0 after Bouhaddouz’s calamitous own goal
- June 15, 2018

Queiroz, whose side face Morocco in their Group B opener on Friday, said it was an unnecessary statement and asked Federation Internationale de Football Association to help. Morocco were dominant in the early stages and looked for an early goal, while Iran were struggling to get out of their own half in the first quarter of an hour. (more...)
Arsenal fans bemoan tough start after seeing Premier League fixtures Arsenal fans bemoan tough start after seeing Premier League fixtures
- June 15, 2018

The schedule showed that Jurgen Klopp would have the handy advantage of playing at home on the weekends that follow each of the Reds' six Champions League group games next term. Securing their second fourth-place finish in succession was still a cause for some celebration, and it means they will enjoy back-to-back seasons in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009-10. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard Wants Out Of San Antonio Kawhi Leonard Wants Out Of San Antonio
- June 15, 2018

Charania reported June 8 that Leonard was reaching 100 percent and was set to meet with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sometime this month. Check back for frequent updates. Leonard played just nine games last season, before missing the remainder of the year with a quad injury. Shortly after those initial reports , howver ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Leonard is hoping for a trade into the Los Angeles area, preferably with the Los Angeles Lakers . (more...)
Woods fires worst ever US Open score Woods fires worst ever US Open score
- June 15, 2018

It wasn't his worst opener in this tournament. However, two bogeys led to a second-placed finish, although Piercy still carded an impressive 69 on the last day. Two putts from there resulted in a ghastly 6. It was quite a contrast from a year ago at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, which set a record for the first round by yielding 44 rounds under par . (more...)
Egypt get Salah boost ahead of opener against Uruguay Egypt get Salah boost ahead of opener against Uruguay
- June 15, 2018

The 62-year-old Argentine added: "Salah is very good and he's recovered very quickly". Salah is one of the biggest names at the World Cup . "Salah will have an important role for us in the future matches". Cuper also denied that his team are exclusively dependent on Salah who finished as the Premier League's top scorer this season with 32 goals in 36 games. (more...)
Michael Porter Jr. (hip) cancels second pro day workout; MRI returns clean Michael Porter Jr. (hip) cancels second pro day workout; MRI returns clean
- June 15, 2018

He conducted his first one a week ago. Porter, who will turn 20 on June 29, missed nearly his entire freshman season at Mizzou because of a back injury that required him to have microdiscectomy surgery on his L3 and L4 spinal disks. Many recruit rankings deemed Porter the No. 1 prospect in his class coming out of high school. Here are the latest news and rumors about the 2018 National Basketball Association draft. (more...)
Jerome Boateng focused on World Cup amid Bayern Munich exit rumours Jerome Boateng focused on World Cup amid Bayern Munich exit rumours
- June 15, 2018

Boateng has Premier League experience having played for rivals Manchester City for the 2010-11 season and may well have a point. "We are here with the national team and a World Cup is about to start. "His thoughts about leaving Bayern still exist, as his agent has told me", Rummenigge told Sport Bild . It's hard to believe that Boateng is a Manchester City reject. (more...)
Would Current Celtics Be Better Off With LeBron James Or Kyrie Irving? Would Current Celtics Be Better Off With LeBron James Or Kyrie Irving?
- June 15, 2018

Maybe that isn't the real question, though. The point guard addressed his recovery, his emotions amid the long Celtics playoff run without him, his hopes for the future - in the near-term anyway - and even rumors that Boston could be on a list of potential free agency visits for former teammate LeBron James . (more...)
Nikola Katic: Rangers sign Croatian defender on four-year deal Nikola Katic: Rangers sign Croatian defender on four-year deal
- June 15, 2018

The towering Katic became the fifth signing of the Gerrard era ahead of the players returning to training later this week and he told Rangers TV just how big an incentive the new Light Blues boss provided. However, the Ibrox side have won the race to sign the highly-rated defender, who has already been capped for his nation in a friendly against Mexico past year. (more...)
Egypt coach: Salah Egypt coach: Salah "almost 100 per cent" to play vs. Uruguay
- June 15, 2018

Posing for a picture with a fan, Salah was still in visible discomfort after his shoulder was accidentally knocked. It's a massive boost for the Pharaohs, who are noticeably blunt in attack without their national icon. Cuper pointed out that Uruguay are "Not only about Cavani and Suarez. behind them is an entire team", and Salah would probably wish for a softer comeback than a battle with the Atletico Madrid twin towers, Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez. (more...)
Lingard confident of 'fearless' England showing at World Cup Lingard confident of 'fearless' England showing at World Cup
- June 15, 2018

Former England manager Sam Allardyce believes he should still be leading the national team and says he is "extremely jealous" as his replacement Gareth Southgate heads to the World Cup in Russian Federation. The team checked in at the forRestMix Club on Tuesday evening, meaning players have yet to do anything other than rest and train. "Is it my preferred position? The FA have spoken to us security-wise and I've got every confidence in them and with family going out there". (more...)
Russian lawmaker tells women to avoid sex with visitors
- June 15, 2018

Her comments provoked much offense on social media and her colleague, who heads the sports committee took a different line on the matter. The 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation kicks off Thursday, and while most of us will be focused on cheering for our favorite teams, local women are being advised to keep something else in mind: don't have sex with foreigners. (more...)
US Open: Tiger Woods Trolled By Wendy's After Triple Bogey
- June 15, 2018

His next shot from the collection area took three or four bounces up the slope, paused for a beat on the back edge of the green, then rolled back from whence Spieth came, leaving the fiery Texan more incredulous still. McIlroy was 10 over after 11 holes. As Tiger Woods stood in the middle of the first fairway, the last thing on his mind was a 7. Rory McIlroy shot 80 and vanished, though sadly for him, he has to come back Friday. (more...)
US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals
- June 15, 2018

The final match of the World Cup - a tournament held once every four years - is typically watched by more than 1 billion people on television worldwide, according to soccer's global governing body. The tournament has been jointly hosted only once before, by Japan and Korea in 2002. "We are ready, we are not afraid", the Argentine told a news conference. (more...)
Kemp, Chirinos fight leads to Dodgers-Rangers brawl Kemp, Chirinos fight leads to Dodgers-Rangers brawl
- June 15, 2018

With two outs, Enrique Hernandez singled to right and Kemp tried score from second in the third inning. Chirinos, though, was in the pathway to the plate as he awaited the arrival of Nomar Mazara's throw and applied the tag. Kemp was restrained by Rangers starter pitching Cole Hamels. Kemp returned the shove as both benches and bullpens emptied and formed a scrum at the plate. (more...)
Russia World Cup ready to kick off with grand opening ceremony Russia World Cup ready to kick off with grand opening ceremony
- June 15, 2018

On as an early substitute for the injured Alan Dzagoev, Cheryshev was in space as the ball was played to him on the left side of the Saudi Arabian area. Hawsawi said a good start to the tournament was vital if the Saudis were to match the feat of the 1994 Falcons, who reached the round of 16 in the United States. (more...)
Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid-Barcelona 'Decision' to be revealed in TV special Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid-Barcelona 'Decision' to be revealed in TV special
- June 14, 2018

He was at his home and his parents home while debating the decision . Am I staying? How much they will pay me? "But the truth is what I am going to say now". It has been claimed in France that Griezmann will sign a new Atletico contract during the World Cup, bringing the Barca speculation to an end. Earlier this week, Atletico announced a deal in principle to sign Griezmann's France global teammate Thomas Lemar from Monaco for a reported €60 million transfer fee as part of an effort to ... (more...)
Ronaldo: Cristiano is unique but Messi provides more magic Ronaldo: Cristiano is unique but Messi provides more magic
- June 14, 2018

Injury robbed them of their first-choice goalkeeper , Manchester United's Sergio Romero, and there was another setback when Manuel Lanzini, the West Ham United forward, was ruled out of the tournament after rupturing a cruciate knee ligament. (more...)
Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia Russian Federation under pressure in opener against Saudi Arabia
- June 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia were continuing to give possession away easily and, from another concession dangerously close to their own area, Golovin fired over. Cheryshev became the first to come off the bench to score in an opening World Cup game, meaning he became the first sub to score two in an opener. (more...)
Canelo-GGG Agree On September 15 Rematch Canelo-GGG Agree On September 15 Rematch
- June 14, 2018

Alvarez, 27, said eating contaminated meat was the reason he tested positive for clenbuterol on 17 and 20 February. If Golovkin doesn't accept Golden Boy Promotions' offer by then, Golden Boy president Eric Gomez told ESPN .com on Tuesday that he'll halt negotiations with Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler, and try to finalize a fight against Daniel Jacobs. (more...)
Manchester City to begin Premier League title defence at Arsenal Manchester City to begin Premier League title defence at Arsenal
- June 14, 2018

Russia's game with Saudi Arabia will be the first in Group A. The second, which sees Mo Salah's Egypt take on Uruguay takes place at 1pm on Friday. Meanwhile, Cardiff City , Fulham and Wolves have all been handed potentially winnable opening assignments following their promotion to the top flight. (more...)

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